Bluegrass Ingredients® Announces New Butter, Cream Concentrates, Offering Significant Savings for Customers

Innovative new product offerings address historically high butter prices with cost-conscious flavor solutions.

BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky (June 24, 2024)Bluegrass Ingredients, Inc., a leading R&D-based specialty food ingredients supplier, announced today the release of six new butter and cream concentrate product offerings to help customers combat the rising costs of butter and shifting consumer preferences. Customers have realized savings opportunities of up to $170,000 on an annual purchase of 200,000 pounds of butter when a butter concentrate is used as a substitute.  

This announcement underpins the company’s commitment to helping food manufacturers of all sizes quickly, and successfully, respond to shifting market dynamics. Viable butter and cream alternatives help manufacturers manage costs through more intense flavors, reduced freight and storage expenditures, and ease of use, without compromising on quality. These ingredients can be used at 1/5th to 1/20th of the usage rate of butter, depending on the intensity of the concentrate.  

“We know the demand for butter and cream is strong both domestically and globally. Consumers’ preference for natural and high-quality fats has kept consumption high and caused many food manufacturers to develop new products with butter instead of other oils,” said Chad Mitchell, Director Business Development Concentrates, Bluegrass Ingredients.

“At the same time, decreased milk production, rising input costs, and extreme weather events have created lower supplies. We are thrilled to offer options for our customers that help them navigate these shifting realities, while partnering with them to utilize these ingredients in innovative applications and end products.”

Bluegrass Ingredients is introducing a range of wet and dry butter and cream concentrates, all of which are clean label and certified Kosher. 

Concentrates are created through a variety of processes, including enzymolysis, reaction flavor processes and culturing. This process results in a product that retains the rich, creamy taste of butter but in a more potent form. Concentrate pastes can be easily integrated into a wide range of formulas and production processes, and their format ensures even distribution throughout a product. These improvements happen without any sacrifice in flavor or texture. 

In addition to off-the-shelf formulations, Bluegrass Ingredients partners with customers to craft tailored concentrate formulations. This commitment to innovation and monitoring ingredient trends and market opportunities is a cornerstone of its Agile Ingredient Innovation® service model. 

About Bluegrass Ingredients® 

Founded nearly three decades ago, Bluegrass Ingredients has evolved from a boutique dairy ingredients provider into one of the nation’s leading R&D-based specialty ingredients suppliers to the food industry. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of turnkey and custom flavor powders, concentrates, dairy seasoning blends and ingredient solutions with best-in-class processing capabilities. Through its Bluegrass Agile Ingredient Innovation® service model, Bluegrass Ingredients utilizes its partner-driven approach and deep technical expertise to help startups and leading brands rapidly concept, test and produce the custom flavors and formulations they need to stay ahead. The Agile Kitchen at Bluegrass™ is the company’s innovation R&D hub, monitoring pressing industry trends and empowering remote and in-person collaboration to bring tomorrow’s flavors to life today. To learn more, visit